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Mary Beard looks forward to the 60th anniversary of the first "four minute mile". But in the midst of the celebrations, she argues that we should also remember that Roger Bannister's victory was a "glaring display of class division".

Maybe appropriate then that this month also sees the return of that "wonderful working-class... comic-strip hero, Alf Tupper".

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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A Point of View: How running has changed since the four-minute mile

A Point of View: How running has changed since the four-minute mile

As we approach the 60th anniversary of the four-minute mile, Mary Beard reflects on what has changed in the sport of running.

 

Read Mary Beard's article on the BBC News website

 

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